CAP. 10:27 ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT No. 5/2002 [This Act was promulgated and came into effect on 15th March, 2002.] [Double-click on blue text to go to section or return to index.] PART I PRELIMINARY Section 1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. 3. Application of Act in relation to other laws. 4. General application of Act. PART II ACCESS TO INFORMATION 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. Right to information. Request for record. Fees for access to records and related services by public body. Duty to assist applicants. Contents of response. Access to information. Extension of time limit for responding. Transfer of request. Delegation by head of public body. PART III PROTECTED INFORMATION Protection of deliberations of Cabinet and local government bodies. Protection of advice relating to policy. Protection of information subject to client-attorney privilege. Protection of information whose disclosure will be harmful to the law enforcement process and national security. Protection of information relating to inter-governmental relations or negotiations. Protection of information relating to the financial or economic interests of public body or the State. Protection of research information. Protection of information relating to conservation of heritage sites. Protection of information relating to personal or public safety. Information otherwise available to the public. Protection of information relating to business interests of a third party. Protection of information relating to personal privacy. PART IV INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THIRD PARTIES Requirement to notify third party. Time limit to give notice of decision. Information to be disclosed if in the public interest. PART V COLLECTION, PROTECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY PUBLIC BODIES Purposes for which personal information may be collected. Collection of personal information. Accuracy of personal information. Right to request correction of personal information. Protection of personal information. Retention of personal information. Penalty for deliberately falsifying personal information. PART VI USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY PUBLIC BODIES Use of personal information. Disclosure for archival or historical purposes. PART VII MEDIA AND INFORMATION COMMISSION Establishment of Media and Information Commission. Functions and powers of Commission. Appointment and composition of Media and Information Commission. Financial and miscellaneous provisions relating to Commission. Annual report of Commission. PART VIII MEDIA AND INFORMATION FUND Establishment and vesting of Media and Information Fund. Objects of Fund. Moneys of Fund. -1-

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